KOFAC-AAAS Forum at UKC 2016

“Science for Society, Science for Diplomacy”

According to the OECD Daejeon Ministerial Meeting 2015, the S&T innovation will be the solution for imminent issues such as sustainable environment, climate change, new energy development, food security, and more. Citizen science, public engagement in science, and science diplomacy among different countries are necessary to take actions for the real life issues that the humanity is facing. The KOFAC-AAAS Forum aims to search ways to promote science diplomacy of not only scientists, but also of the citizen and the whole global community based on science communication and engagement. Please join us at the forum and share your insights and opinions.

Ÿ Name of the Event: KOFAC-AAAS Forum

Ÿ Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 / 08:00~09:15

Ÿ Venue: Hyatt Regency DFW, Texas, US

Ÿ Organizers:

  • Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC)
  • American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Ÿ Theme: Science for Society, Science for Diplomacy

Ÿ Schedule

Time Program


Opening: Introduction of KOFAC-AAAS Forum

(Forum Chair) Dr. Myung Ja Kim, President-elect, KOFST



The Role and Aims of the Liaison Group of Associations for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Tom C. Wang, Chief International Officer, and Director of Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS



Science Diplomacy with Citizen through Science communication and engagement

Dr. Seunghwan Kim, President, KOFAC

08:40~09:10 (Discussion)

(Discussant) Dr. Eun-Suk Seo, Vice President, KSEA

09:10~09:15 Closing